Friday, October 7, 2011
Where have I been? I had taken so ill the beginning of September that it required a stay in the hospital. I'm on the mend now and have been catching up with my fellow sewistas. Today I'm wearing a UFO that has been years in the making. I don't remember the pattern number, but it was before I got a serger, because the seams have a zigzag finish. I fell in love with this vibrant corduroy, bought several yards to make a casual sort of suit (can you say, Barney?) and didn't complete it. As you can see, I even installed the zip and just have to put in the sleeves. After seeing Erica and Mimi turn out such amazingly, coloured trousers, I decided to finish these up. Only a hem was needed! The orange top was my first adventure with a serger. All rolled hems on a soft knit. Again, I don't know the pattern number. The jacket is a thrift store find from years ago. It's a Peony Brand. The closures are amazing and it's completely reversible! Since narrow trousers are currently in vogue, I dug through my stash and came up with these patterns. The hem widths ranges from 10" to 15". I might put some of them for sale in my shop. I'll decide this weekend. Net-A-Porter is my favourite place to "shop" for inspiration. I'm loving this dress by Preen. Actually, I love the entire line. I've cleaned up and organized my sewing room and am ready to get to work on my fall/winter wardrobe. I've got a few more UFO's to complete as well. Maybe, I'll get those done first. Yeah, right! BTW-click on photos to enlarge.